Saturday, December 20, 2008

Obama Born in Hawaii? - Due Diligence?

Due Diligence? Who Did It?


To all the smart and savvy who have made up their minds that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, and that he meets the qualification under Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution of being a Natural Born Citizen.

Please feel free to comment or reply back to me if you have personally seen and verified Mr. Obama's credentials, because so far all I have heard from various Congressmen and Senators is that the State of Hawaii has done all the verification necessary. However, when I read the following statement made by the director of Hawaii's State Dept. of Health, I don't see anywhere where she stated that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii. Ms Fukino's statements follow. The only one who said that this verifies that Obama was born in Hawaii was the author of the story, and not Ms Fukino.

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“There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate,” said Chiyome Fukino. “State law prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record.”

Citing her statutory authority to oversee and maintain Hawaii’s vital records, Fukino said she has “personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures."

“No state official, including Gov. Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawaii,” Fukino added.

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I don't see where Fukino made any statement verifying that Barack Obama was born in HI, or making any other claim other than that his original birth certificate is on record. The only one who added that statement was the author of the story. Click Here

Having the birth certificate on file, does not imply that Obama was born in HI. HI law states that residents of HI may request a HI birth certificate for a child born overseas within the first year after the birth. See the Orly Taitz video.

Even with all of that said, the issue is not whether Obama was born in HI. The issue is whether a US Citizen with a parent who was not a US Citizen at the time of birth is considered to be a Natural Born Citizen as required by Article II, Section I. Please refer to my "
Open Letter" for a definition of Natural Born.


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